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Trumpeter 1/72 Su-27 early type ── Barents Sea Scalpel


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On the September 13, 1987,  the soviet Su-27's vertical tail cut one engine of norwegian P-3C while intercepting over the Barents Sea. We can't insure the incident was a "brave pilot with superb skill" or "flight accident caused by pilot negligence". From my point of view, this is a fascinating topic to present.

 

 

 

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We can find two version of this incident: damage on the left or right vertical fin. After comparing the details of two side, I prefer the latter one.

 

 

 

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These pictures were released by norwegian military which shooted by P-3C, notice the R-27T fins were in different color 

 

 

The following is my work:

 

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Thanks for watching!

 

 

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Superb Flanker! I remember this incident well as it happened on my birthday!

 

A long time ago now, but I do recall purchasing the original ACE kit or possibly the Tsukuda kit shortly after the event. From memory that kit was not great, but I guess for the time it was not bad.

 

Terry

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Well researched and superbly done.  A true masterpiece in so many ways!!!!!!! :worthy:

 

Mike

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 Very nice Su-27, the blues you have used look spot on, That's a very interesting background story which provided you with the inspiration for the build. Well done for doing something unique. I think they were all very lucky to get away with that!

Cheers

Pete

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On 23/10/2020 at 18:41, Terry1954 said:

Superb Flanker! I remember this incident well as it happened on my birthday!

 

A long time ago now, but I do recall purchasing the original ACE kit or possibly the Tsukuda kit shortly after the event. From memory that kit was not great, but I guess for the time it was not bad.

 

Terry

What a coincidence! How did you feel about this incident during the crazy cold war time?

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10 minutes ago, carter478 said:

What a coincidence! How did you feel about this incident during the crazy cold war time?

A coincidence I guess, that it was my birthday, but here is the other spooky part. That year I was 33, and now that incident was 33 years ago, because this year I was 66! It's hard for me to believe that was half my lifetime ago.

 

Yes the Cold War was a crazy time. Four years earlier, a Korean Airline 747 was shot down by an SU-15. At the time for me it was difficult to imagine that the Cold War would ever end, yet now it seems so long ago.

 

Perhaps it's time for me to build another Flanker, but I have too many other projects to do yet!

 

Terry

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A spectacular build! The weathering and shading has come up beautifully!

Congratulations!:thumbsup::clap2:

 

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On 25/10/2020 at 04:46, Sky Keg said:

Well researched and superbly done.  A true masterpiece in so many ways!!!!!!! :worthy:

 

Mike

 

On 25/10/2020 at 06:04, Pete in a shed said:

 Very nice Su-27, the blues you have used look spot on, That's a very interesting background story which provided you with the inspiration for the build. Well done for doing something unique. I think they were all very lucky to get away with that!

Cheers

Pete

 

On 25/10/2020 at 18:38, Ryan Hothersall said:

Nice build. 

 

On 26/10/2020 at 11:16, kapam said:

A spectacular build! The weathering and shading has come up beautifully!

Congratulations!:thumbsup::clap2:

 

Thanks for your kind words!

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Great build and great subject! It would seem that the Su 27 pilot had seen Top Gun (1986) and was allegedly "communicating in Maverick style" with the Norwegian crew before the collision. He probably didn't realize that the movie scene was created in the safe environment of an editing studio!

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On 29/10/2020 at 02:36, Luka said:

Great build and great subject! It would seem that the Su 27 pilot had seen Top Gun (1986) and was allegedly "communicating in Maverick style" with the Norwegian crew before the collision. He probably didn't realize that the movie scene was created in the safe environment of an editing studio!

Or it was just a normal day in russua, drunk driving.😏

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